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>>caption: PRINCE HAD A GAME-HIGH
OF 29-P, BUT NONE IN THE OT<<
@ PALACE OF AUBURN HILLS:
They had to work overtime to do it,
but the Pistons snapped their six game
losing streak with a 110-107 Sunday
evening win over Houston.
Tayshaun Prince scored a season-
high 29-P and Jason Maxiell grabbed a
career-high 16-RB for Detroit.
Prince made back-to-back fast-break
dunks to get the Pistons within 100-96
with 2:35 remaining in regulation, then
another jam by Prince tied it at 102 with 45.8-sec on the clock. Each team then missed
a field goal try to force the OT.
Both teams shot poorly in the overtime. With Detroit up 109-105, Prince mised
a pair of free throws with 11.3-sec showing, then Aaron Brooks was way off the mark
on a triple try for the Rockets. Jonas Jarebko made only 1-of-2 foul shots to leave
the door open for Houston at 110-107 with 4.8-sec to go. Kevin Martin missed a last
try to tie when his 3-point attempt bounced off the rim.
Prior to Jarebko's FT, Detroit overtime scoring consisted of a pair of Rip Hamilton
jumpers then 1-of-2 at the line plus a layup by Maxiell.
Prince's game-high 29-P and 10-RB was supported by Hamilton's 22-P. Jarebko had
16-P with 8-RB and Charlie Villanueva 15-P off the bench. Will Bynum, playing for
sidelined Rodney Stuckey, added 12-P and a game-high 11-A. Maxiell, playinmg for injured
Ben Wallace, had 6-P to go along with his game-high 16-RB.
Martin led Houston with 27-P, Brooks had 25 and Luis Scola added 20-P with 15-RB.
Jordan Hill scored 12-P and Shane Battier 10-P.
The Pistons are now 22-41 on the season including 15-17 at home.
PISTONS H-COACH JOHN KUESTER: "Will [Bynum] did an outstanding job tonight.
He got guys involved in the offense, and he did a nice job of staying attached to
Aaron Brooks...Max was phenomenal. He got eight offensive rebounds and eight
defensive rebounds, so he was a huge factor on both ends of the floor."
PISTONS GD WILL BYNUM: "Tay [Prince] was hot, so I just kept feeding him the ball.
It is good to see him playing like that...I haven't had many chances lately, and we
haven't won many games. Tonight, both happened, and it feels good."
ROCKETS FWD LUIS SCOLA: "We made some bad decisions at the end of the game,
and gave them some easy baskets. We should have won this game, but we didn't
know how to close, and that's been a problem for us. We're running out of time.
We need to win some games."
ROCKETS H-COACH RICK ADELMAN: "I liked the way our guys fought tonight.
They just couldn't finish the game."
After suffering a frightening collapse during Friday's loss at Cleveland, Stuckey
spent overnight at the Cleveland Clinic, then returned to Detroit Saturday. He
remains out of action while undergoing more tests to determine the cause of
the dizzy spells which caused him to pass out Friday.
Prior to Sunday, Stuckey was the only Piston to play in every game this season.
Wallace missed his third straight game with a right knee injury, the only three
contests he's missed this season.
Detroit plays the middle game of its three game homestand Wednesday night
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